Fake VLC App appears in the Windows Store – Now taken down!

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  1. John Jensen

    Why poor Microsoft?
    It is not Microsoft that made this app, and as Jean Baptiste says they see many fake apps “And that is on all AppStores and websites”
    It’s all about some people trying to earn (leech) money on other’s hard work.
    his is a problem for Apple, Google and Microsoft and if Firefox and Ubuntu get successful with there platforms, then they will also suffer from the leeches.
    You cannot fight then 100%
    The only one who can fight them is the consumer, when I see an app (google, MS) then I always check on different websites, if they are genuine and I check what rights they may demand, and then if the app in my opinion does not need these rights then I will not use it, and should it be all right then I compare from the website and on the appstore before I download it, my bank apps is always downloaded via their website ans so on.

    So no it is not poor Microsoft, it is poor all of us, because of a few idiots behaviour.
    Every time something good is invented there are those who invent good and those who invent bad. Medicine, produced to help people who need treatment against an illness, are been used as narcotic by others and delivered by again people like the fool who put a fake VLC app on MS store.

    ONLY WE CAN STOP IT, BY IGNORE OR FIGHT IT
    THE COMPANIES NEED OUR HELP TO FIGHT IT.
    BOTH MS,GOOGLE AND APPLE.
    HELP THEM HELP US EVEN IF YOU DO NOT LIKE THEM.
    I do not like Apple much, but it does not mean that i look the other way if I see an App that have the intention to harm others.
     

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